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New Research Shows Illegal Levels of Arsenic Found in Baby Foods

In January 2016, the EU imposed a maximum limit of inorganic arsenic on manufacturers in a bid to mitigate associated health risks. Researchers at the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s have found that little has changed since this law was passed and that 50% of baby rice food products still contain an illegal […]

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Nestlé to Acquire Egyptian Instant Coffee Company

    Nestlé to Acquire Egyptian Instant Coffee Company

Nestlé has signed an agreement to acquire Caravan Marketing Company, a leading Egyptian instant coffee company, and owner of the Bonjorno brand, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition reflects Nestlé’s ambition to invest in Egypt and foster the development of the rapidly growing soluble coffee segment which has been gaining popularity among Egyptians.
Yasser Abdulmalak, chairman […]

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Public Consultation – Infant and Follow-on Formula From Protein Hydrolysates

    Public Consultation – Infant and Follow-on Formula From Protein Hydrolysates

EFSA has launched a public consultation on its draft guidance for the preparation and presentation of applications for authorisation of infant or follow-on formula manufactured from protein hydrolysates.
The guidance document specifies what kind of information and data applicants need to submit. It covers applications for the assessment of the safety and suitability of the specific […]

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BFR of Brazil Enters Turkish Poultry Market

    BFR of Brazil Enters Turkish Poultry Market

Brazilian food processor BRF has agreed to purchase a 60% stake in Banvit, the largest poultry producer and market leader in Turkey. The deal marks another step in BRF international expansion. The $470 million transaction will be via a joint venture between BRF and Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), the sovereign fund of Qatar, which will […]

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UK Grocery Checkouts Ring Up a Record Christmas

    UK Grocery Checkouts Ring Up a Record Christmas

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks ending 1 January 2017, show the fastest recorded growth since June 2014, thanks to an additional consumer spend of almost half a billion pounds increasing total supermarket sales by 1.8%.
Fraser McKevitt, head of retail and consumer insight at Kantar Worldpanel, explains: “Year-on-year […]

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IUFoST 2016 World Congress of Food Science and Technology – Dublin – 21-25 August

    IUFoST 2016 World Congress of Food Science and Technology – Dublin – 21-25 August

Over 1,500 food scientists, engineers, food industry professionals, regulatory authorities and students from around the world, are expected in Dublin for the IUFoST 2016 World Congress of Food Science and Technology, which is being hosted by the Institute of Food Science and Technology of Ireland, which will facilitate the communication, exchange and sharing of knowledge at […]

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New AWA report looks at direct-to-container digital print

‘New directions’ in packaging and labelling technology are a strong feature of today’s market – and the latest is digital direct-to-container print.    It may, indeed, be a disruptive technology, as the new Direct Digital Printing Technology for Labeling & Product Decoration AWAreness Report 2016 demonstrates.   This latest addition to AWA Alexander Watson Associates’ portfolio of […]

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Müller Milk & Ingredients to Invest £15 Million in Streamlined Scottish Dairies Business

    Müller Milk & Ingredients to Invest £15 Million in Streamlined Scottish Dairies Business

Müller Milk & Ingredients has confirmed that it is proposing to invest £15 million over the next three years in Scotland’s largest fresh milk dairy at Bellshill as part of a strategic review of its network of Scottish dairies. The proposed investment at Bellshill will improve efficiencies and competitiveness whilst giving the dairy the capability […]

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Prakash K. Iyengar appointed CEO of Ammeraal Beltech Group

    Prakash K. Iyengar appointed CEO of Ammeraal Beltech Group

Ammeraal Beltech, headquartered in Alkmaar, the Netherlands, is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Prakash K. Iyengar as Chief Executive Officer, effective January 28th 2016.  Mr. Iyengar replaces interim CEO Sven Ruder.
Ammeraal has a proud tradition of innovation, service and customer intimacy established over 65 years serving customers in different markets globally. Mr. Iyengar […]

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Nestlé UK Officially Opens Tutbury Factory

    Nestlé UK Officially Opens Tutbury Factory

Nestle UK’s new and improved coffee factory at Tutbury in Derbyshire has been officially opened. Following a £325 million investment, the factory has seen a major transformation over the last few years and for the first time in the UK houses all forms of coffee production including freeze dried, spray dried and pod technology brought […]

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Gruppo Campari to Acquire Grand Marnier Owner

    Gruppo Campari to Acquire Grand Marnier Owner

Gruppo Campari has agreed to acquire a controlling stake in SPML, the French spirits company which owns the Grand Marnier brand. The deal has an enterprise value €652 million (for 100% of SPML). Gruppo Campari has also entered into an agreement with SPML for the worldwide exclusive distribution of the Grand Marnier spirits portfolio.
Headquartered in […]

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WhiteWave commits to sustainable cocoa

Consumer packaged food and beverage company The WhiteWave Foods Company has announced that 100% of the cocoa powder sourced across its portfolio of plant-based, dairy and creamer products within the Americas Foods & Beverages segment will be independently certified sustainable by the end of 2016. All WhiteWave brands based in North America using cocoa as […]

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Unilever reduces ice cream calories

Unilever UK & Ireland has announced that, from spring this year, its entire adult single-serve ice cream range will contain 250 calories or fewer.
Under the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, the company says it is helping millions take action to improve their health and well-being. The move follows the introduction of 110kcal or fewer across the […]

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How to Scale a Food & Drink Business – Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2015

    How to Scale a Food & Drink Business – Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2015

“There is no reason why Ireland cannot be for foods what Switzerland is for watches,” according to Colin Gordon, Chief Executive of Glanbia Consumer Foods – Ireland’s largest consumer food company.
Colin Gordon was one of the keynote speakers at the second annual Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition held recently at the Aviva Stadium […]

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Vitafoods Europe promises richer content with focus on key business areas

    Vitafoods Europe promises richer content  with focus on key business areas

Vitafoods Europe, the global nutraceutical event, has announced changes that will increase its focus on the key areas that matter most to its visitors – helping them to meet the business challenges they face in today’s fast-moving market.
The show, which will next take place at the Palexpo in Geneva from 10-12 May 2016, will continue […]

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Palsgaard 2014 CSR report wins top award

    Palsgaard 2014 CSR report wins top award

 
The Danish business world has given a gold-standard award to food ingredients manufacturer for sustainability reporting that “demonstrates dedication to CSR as an integrated part of the business.”
 
Juelsminde, Denmark, 7 September 2015
Denmark’s 21nd CSR conference, hosted by FSR Danish Auditors in conjunction with the Confederation of Danish Industry and The Danish Business Authority, has recognised […]

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Yogurts and Dairy Beverages Lead Protein NPD Boom

    Yogurts and Dairy Beverages Lead Protein NPD Boom

10 Sep 2015 — Protein content has been one of the key areas of activity in new product development in the food and drinks industry over the past couple of years. Nearly 4% of global launches recorded by Innova Market Insights in the 12 months to the end of June 2015 used a high-in or […]

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Palsgaard goes above and beyond with CSR

Palsgaard’s newly released 2014 CSR report details how the Denmark-based food ingredients producer continues to set its industry’s standard in sustainability – including working towards an ambitious goal to achieve CO2-neutrality by 2020.
Emulsifier producer Palsgaard A/S’s 76-page 2014 CSR report, its fifth such publication, maps global progress on the company’s sustainability agenda within four strategic […]

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Irish Whiskey Association Welcomes Latest Investment

    Irish Whiskey Association Welcomes Latest Investment

The Irish Whiskey Association has welcomed the news that US distiller Brown Forman, the company behind the Jack Daniel’s brand, has announced a €44 million investment in Slane Castle Irish Whiskey. The partnership between Brown Forman and the Conyngham family will create 25 permanent jobs, in addition to construction jobs, and will have a positive […]

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CFO to Leave Arla Foods

    CFO to Leave Arla Foods

Frederik Lotz (pictured), Executive Vice President and Chief Finance Officer of Arla Foods, has decided to accept a position as CFO in the private equity owned Dutch-based retail company Action BV and will leave Arla Foods after 5½ years with the company.
“Frederik has taken Arla and our finance community into a new era and he […]

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Michael Cantwell, Head of Food Division, Enterprises Ireland, addresses the Canadean Dairy Innovation Summit in Dublin.

    Michael Cantwell, Head of Food Division, Enterprises Ireland, addresses the Canadean Dairy Innovation Summit in Dublin.

Michael Cantwell, Head of Food Division, Enterprises Ireland, addresses the Canadean Dairy Innovation Summit in Dublin.
This fresh industry meeting brings together the leading dairy cooperatives, manufacturers and private companies across Europe. In the Dairy hub of Dublin, professionals from the industry across Europe will gather to discuss R&D, NPD and innovations in dairy products, categories […]

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Systems Integration lands Canada contract

    Systems Integration lands Canada contract

A British software firm has landed a contract at a state-of-the-art beef processing facility set to open in Canada this year, which its owners claim is the “first of its kind” in North America.
Staffordshire-based Systems Integration (SI) provides software solutions for meat processing facilities and will be installed in the new Harmony Beef 75,000sq ft […]

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FUJITSU Integrated System PRIMEFLEX Makes Life Even Easier for SAP Customers

         Fujitsu continues to extend PRIMEFLEX line-up, the industry’s most-comprehensive Integrated Systems portfolio
         Two new dedicated solutions for SAP® software environments – one optimizing installations of the SAP HANA®              platform, the other simplifying management of SAP software environments

 
Dublin, April 15, 2015 – Fujitsu […]

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FUJITSU Integrated System PRIMEFLEX Makes Life Even Easier for SAP Customers

–          Fujitsu continues to extend PRIMEFLEX line-up, the industry’s most-comprehensive Integrated Systems portfolio
–          Two new dedicated solutions for SAP® software environments – one optimizing installations of the SAP HANA® platform, the other simplifying management of SAP software environments
 
Dublin, April 15, 2015 – Fujitsu has announced that it is adding new offerings for customers running or […]

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Diageo to Provide Nutrition and Alcohol Content Information on Products

    Diageo to Provide Nutrition and Alcohol Content Information on Products

Diageo has announced its commitment to provide consumers around the world with alcohol content and nutrition information per typical serve – a first for any alcohol company. The intention is to provide this information through Diageo’s responsible drinking website DRINKiQ.com (www.DRINKiQ.com) and/or on-pack in a majority of Diageo’s markets subject to local regulatory approval, as […]

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From Individual Machines to Complete Lines – Interfood Announces Collaboration With Alco

Interfood has extended its offering to the food processing industry by adding the Alco range of machinery to the list of major manufacturers for which the company is the sole distributor in the UK and Ireland.
Alco is based in Germany and has been manufacturing high quality machines for use in the preparation and further processing […]

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Leadership Change at United Biscuits

    Leadership Change at United Biscuits

United Biscuits, the leading international manufacturer of biscuits and cakes, has announced that Martin Glenn will be stepping down from the business in early April to join the English Football Association as CEO. Glenn will be succeeded as CEO by Jeff van der Eems, who is currently CEO of UB’s International business.
Martin Glenn is an […]

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Heineken Ireland Extends its Lager Leadership

    Heineken Ireland Extends its Lager Leadership

Heineken Ireland has reported revenues of €505.5 million for 2014, driven by robust company investments behind its brands. The Heineken brand remains Ireland’s leading lager in a country where lager hold a 64% share of the total beer market. 2014 was another year of growth for Coors Light, growing market share in both the on- […]

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MICVAC EXHIBITS AT ANUGA FOODTEC

The international supplier fair for the food and drink industry.
The Swedish company Micvac is returning to Cologne in Germany to exhibit at Anuga FoodTec for the second time. The exhibition is held from 24th – 27th March, 2015. “Anuga FoodTec 2012 was a success and we established many good contacts with potential customers, so we […]

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Anuga FoodTec 2015: Energy Efficiency in the Food and Beverage Industry

Climate protection and as the key challenges in food production.
Food industry companies are increasingly confronted with the challenges of climate protection and sustainable development. More efficiency, less CO2 – is the motto. What savings potential can still be achieved in modern food production? Anuga FoodTec 2015 in Cologne 24-27 March will answer this question. Technologies […]

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Sales and Profits Fall at Moët Hennessy

    Sales and Profits Fall at Moët Hennessy

Moët Hennessy, the wines and spirits business of LVMH, the French luxury goods group, has recorded a decrease in organic revenue of 3% to €3.97 billion in 2014 and a 16% drop in profit from recurring operations to €1.147 billion, as performance continue to be affected by the destocking of cognac by distributors in China.
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Soufflet Group Enters the UK Malt Market

    Soufflet Group Enters the UK Malt Market

French cereals giant Soufflet Group has acquired Molson Coors’ UK malting business based in Burton upon Trent, England. The acquisition is a logical step forward in Soufflet Group’s long-term strategy and an opportunity for entering the British malt market, the second largest in Europe. Malteries Soufflet has also signed a long term malt supply contract.
The […]

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IBA Summit 2015

The 2nd iba summit will be held in Munich on 11 September 2015 with the theme “B(re)aking Ideas for your Business”. The insiders and decision makers from the international baking sector will meet for an inter-disciplinary exchange of information at the international congress for the global baking industry (12.-17. September 2015) on the eve of […]

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Nactis Flavours completes its seventh acquisition, buying the Belgian firm Robertet Savoury from the Robertet Group

Bondoufle, January 6th, 2015 – Nactis Flavours, an expert in aromatic raw materials, ingredients and flavours, has just completed a strategic operation to acquire Robertet Savoury, the Belgian subsidiary of the Robertet Group, the Grasse region’s leading fragrance and flavours company.

With this seventh acquisition since 2001, Nactis Flavours will enhance its solutions with a […]

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Health for body and mind

Ubiquinol and Glavonoid™ offer natural efficacy and safety
 
Brussels (Belgium), December 2014 – Kaneka Pharma Europe highlighted on HiE Amsterdam functional ingredients well backed by science. The focus was on the naturally produced ingredients Ubiquinol and Glavonoid™. Ubiquinol, the active form of coenzyme Q10 with higher bioavailability, is essential for the body’s energy production and furthermore […]

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SternMaid now offers fine grinding and homogenization

A hammer mill complements the contract manufacturer’s range of equipment
 
Wittenburg, December 2014: At HiE in Amsterdam, SternMaid presented a comprehensive range of blending and processing options for precise adjustment of product attributes. The new hammer mill widens the range of outsourcing services to include fine grinding and homogenization.
 
Besides the multifunctional fluid bed processor […]

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Debut Food Matters Live Event Exceeds Expectations

    Debut Food Matters Live Event Exceeds Expectations

In its opening year, Food Matters Live 2014 attracted thousands of attendees from the fields of food and drink manufacturing, foodservice, retail, research, nutrition, public health and policy. Across the three days there was standing-room only audiences in the conference and seminar sessions and a vibrant, busy exhibition showcasing the latest innovations in food, health and […]

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CCL News & Trends

BODYARM OR SuperDrink®
Kobe Bryant will become the third shareholder
With his investment in the emerging BODYARMOR premium sports drink basketball superstar Kobe Bryant will become an influential partner and board member in the beverage start-up.
Co-founders Repole and Collins have already achieved beverage industry success having each sold their beverage companies to The Coca-Cola Company in 2007. Repole sold glaceau vitaminwater and smartwater for […]

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WORTSTAR™ − From semi- to fully automatic aeration solutions.

First time at BrauBeviale 2014: With the wort
aeration system WORTSTAR™ GEA Brewery Systems has developed an aeration unit that is an innovative concept compared with other conventional aeration systems. The unit treats the wort gentle and works efficiently.
Customer benefits at a glance

Optimum oxygen uptake
Consistent hygienic design
Completely pre-assembled and factory tested system

Top marks for a novel aeration […]

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Unique possibilities and new potentials through applying decanters in the brewhouse

Mash separation in the brewing process with GEA Westfalia Separator ecoforce gMaster
In the beverage industry, the reliable separation of solids is one of the critical points in beverage production. The separation selectivity must fulfil high requirements and offer the option of automatic cleaning. GEA Westfalia Separator Group satisfies the requirements of numerous applications in […]

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ECO-FENCE™: The innovation in manual piping technology.

For the first time the further developed version of
the proven ECO-MATRIX™ concept for application of manual piping technology will be presented at BrauBeviale 2014. For new installations as well as for upgrades, ECO-FENCE™ is the superior alternative to conventional piping with pipe fence or swing bend panels.
Customer benefits at a glance:

No oxygen uptake
Lower CAPEX
Protection […]

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Waste-Free Beer Filtration with Ceramic Membranes

GEA Brewery Systems and GEA Westfalia Separator present clearamic BeerFiltration at Brau Beviale 2014
Breweries have been working with mechanical separation technology from GEA Westfalia Separator Group for over 100 years. Worldwide, every second litre of beer flows through GEA components. Sustainability is now a universal process criterion. The brewery industry too is intensively concerned with […]

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Directly printed PET bottles in Nature MultiPacksTM win German Packaging Award 2014

Each year under the patronage of the German
Ministry for Economy and Energy the German Packaging Award is presented to only the very best ideas and innovations in the packaging industry. This year a specialist jury of 16 selected nominees from a total of 230 submitted entries. One of the prizewinners for 2014 is NMP Systems GmbH, […]

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KHS compiles comprehensive innovation packaging

At BrauBeviale 2014 KHS is again presenting a wide range of innovations and product improvements. The company is thereby demonstrating the consistent manner in which it pursues its vision of becoming first choice in technology and service. The particular focus of the trade show booth will be on filling, keg and decorating technology and KHS’ […]

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Brewbarrel – the new way of home brewing

New York/Munich, June 17, 2014.
The three Co-founders of Braufässchen (engl. Brewbarrel) were unsatisfied with the lack of variety in beer and the overall beer experience. Therefore they decided in 2012 to create a new way of home brewing and with it they created a completely new way of enjoying and experiencing beer.

A passion for variety
In […]

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The Carbotimer Braumeister is a newly developed CO2 measuring instrument

Product Innovation: The Carbotimer Braumeister is a
newly developed CO2 measuring instrument with which you can check the content of CO2 in the beer keg and thus the quality of the beer. The measuring principle is based on the Henry’s law by measuring the temperature and the beer keg pressure.
How to use

Tap the keg under test with […]

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FAMIX TurboDigi: Innovative all-in-one solution, individually customized.

Main attraction on the FAMIX stand will be the FAMIX TurboDigi. This mixer brings together deaeration, mixing and carbonation in a compact system. The mixing ratios are controlled by a high-precision digital flow meter system. Thanks to the patented FAMIX carbonation and mixing device the manufacture of sophisticated drinks either still or sparkling is possible. […]

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Food Manufacturing Shows Commitment to Health and Nutrition

    Food Manufacturing Shows Commitment to Health and Nutrition

Leading brands from across the food and drink sector will be participating in Food Matters Live, the UK’s first cross-sector event dedicated to food, health and nutrition. Global companies including Nestlé, Unilever Foundry, The Coca-Cola Company and Kellogg Group will be revealing their latest innovations.
“We are delighted that so many leading names from across the […]

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8,288 Professionals at FoodTech 2014

    8,288 Professionals at FoodTech 2014

A varied exhibition programme with activities such as the FoodTech Challenge, award ceremonies, three days of networking and a royal visit from the trade show’s patron HRH Prince Joachim – these were some of the highlights of FoodTech 2014 at MCH Messecenter Herning.
Northern Europe’s largest trade fair for food technology ended on Thursday, October 30th […]

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FORTRESS WIN 2014 INDUSTRY AWARD FOR COMPANY GROWTH

Fortress Technology (Europe), walked away with the prestigious “2014 Exceptional Sales /Company Growth Award” at this year’s Process and Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA) Group Industry Awards held at the end of September. The annual awards dinner was held at the Motor Cycle Museum on the first night of the PPMA Show which was taking place […]

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Sustainable Food & Beverage Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition is Major Success

    Sustainable Food & Beverage Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition is Major Success

450 delegates from food and drink businesses across the UK and Ireland attended the inaugural Sustainable Food & Beverage Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition, which was held at the Motor Cycle Museum, Birmingham on Thursday, 23rd of October 2014.
In line with the event’s theme of ‘sustainable growth for sustainable profits’, the speakers at the Conference were […]

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The PPMA Show 2014 Makes its Triumphant Return to the NEC

    The PPMA Show 2014 Makes its Triumphant Return to the NEC

The PPMA Show 2014 reaffirmed its status as the UK’s premier free-to-attend complete production line event for processing and packaging machinery, as 8,190 visitors took to the NEC for its 27th show. Joining over 320 exhibitors, visitors arrived to discover the latest product launches, technological developments as well as insights from industry leaders such as […]

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Students From Eight Nations Ready For FoodTech Challenge

    Students From Eight Nations Ready For FoodTech Challenge

FoodTech Challenge sponsored by Damstahl is a new innovation competition being held from 28-30 October at the trade fair FoodTech 2014 in MCH Messecenter Herning, where the visitors can follow the competition during all three days.
Young students are eager to participate in the 3-day innovation competition. This is clearly apparent from the number of entrants […]

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